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CROP Ministries Advisory Council:

“ Steve Esser is COO/Executive Director of The Master’s Program and is a founding member of the Barnabas Group in Orange County, California. His 45 year career includes public school teaching, President/Owner of a private company, and his current service in the non-profit arena. Currently he serves on the governing boards of three non-profits, including his role as an elder at his home church, Calvary Church Santa Ana. He and his wife Clara have been married 44 years and have two married daughters, along with five grandchildren. ”

Steve Esser

“ Bruce Barber is a Financial Advisor with Legacy Wealth Management and has worked in the area of financial services and stewardship for 38 years. He has extensive knowledge in the areas of fundraising and strategic planning. He is a great connector of people, and has a great gift of encouraging men to fulfill their God-given calling in life. He advises several Christian ministries and non-profits. He and his wife Sydney have been married 32 years and they have two grown daughters. ”

Bruce Barber

“ Steven Reyes is Vice President of Strategic Sanitation Services in Southern California. He has a successful record in business startups, turnaround, and tech firms. He offers his services to companies requiring expertise in strategic planning, technology implementation, internet marketing and operations. Steve is a volunteer leader for the CBMC and is very involved with CBMC Forums groups. He and his wife Kendra have been married for 23 years and have three children. ”

Steven Reyes


“ Kaylyn Martinez is the inspiration for the CROP Ministries program and is officially the first graduate of the first class ever conducted by her dad. She shares to this day the impact that the program had on her relationship with her dad and with God. Kaylyn loves to play softball, sing, and play guitar, and has sung the national anthem at several high school sporting events. ”

Kaylyn Martinez (teen advisor)


“ Jan Martinez is the wife of CROP Ministries founder, Mark Martinez. Jan is an accountant and she has worked in the area of bookkeeping for over 20 years. She currently manages a small handful of clients, including her home church in Orange County, California. She loves photography and has a gift for writing poetry. She and Mark have been married for 23 years and have two teenage daughters. ”

Jan Martinez


“ Lauren Molina is a high school teen and has been a part of the drama team at her high school. She plays guitar and currently works at a local Christian bookstore. Lauren has two younger sisters that she often helps her parents care for. She is very active in the youth group at her church, and will attest to the major impact that the CROP program has had on her life. ”

Lauren Molina (teen advisor)


“ Leigh Cook is President /Owner of Priority Office Furniture in Rancho Santa Margarita, California. He also consults to business executives and owners around the country. He leads men’s ministry at his home church, The Bridge in Rancho Santa Margarita. His passions include all sports, and is himself a scratch golfer. He and his wife Nancy have been married 27 years and he has one daughter and three sons, along with two grandchildren. ”

Leigh Cook

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Additional Recommended Resources.

There are many additional resources which CROP Ministries recommends for additional guidance to parents as they raise their teens, as well as a parents own personal development. Please visit the organizations listed to right for more insightful information.